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There are 7 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Plymouth by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 49m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Plymouth

$128 - $240

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  7h 52m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Plymouth, University M6

$46 - $90

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Bus  •  6h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London South to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way National Express

$74 - $97

Drive  •  3h 56m

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Plymouth 228.1 miles

$45 - $75

Fly London Gatwick to Newquay, train  •  5h 17m

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Newquay (NQY) LGW - NQY
  2. Take the train from Newquay to Plymouth

$75 - $221

Fly London Gatwick to Exeter, train  •  5h 40m

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Exeter (EXT) LGW - EXT
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth

$211 - $473

Train to London City, fly to Exeter, train  •  6h 4m

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Exeter (EXT) LCY - EXT
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth

$104 - $355

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The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Plymouth is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Plymouth is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3h 56m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Plymouth station. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport London South and arriving at Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way via Heathrow Airport London T2,3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Plymouth. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Plymouth via Reading. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 49m.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Plymouth is 183 miles. The road distance is 228.1 miles.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Plymouth without a car is to train which takes 4h 49m and costs £95 - £190.

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It takes approximately 4h 49m to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Plymouth, including transfers.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Plymouth bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Gatwick Airport London South station.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Plymouth train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Gatwick Airport station.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Plymouth is to train which takes 4h 49m and costs £95 - £190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £55 - £75 and takes 6h 55m.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Plymouth.
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  • Distance: 183.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 49m

What companies run services between London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England and Plymouth, England?

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Plymouth via Reading in around 4h 49m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Plymouth via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 in around 6h 55m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Newquay, Manchester
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Jersey
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Guernsey
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from London City to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,300
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $50
Train from Reading to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $190
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $80
Advanced Single
$55 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $190
Train from Newquay to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $27
Advanced Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $55
Train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $50
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Newquay to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$27 - $40
Train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Gatwick Airport London South to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
National Express
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
Megabus UK
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Plymouth, University
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
Megabus UK

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The quickest flight from London Gatwick Airport to Newquay Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Plymouth bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Plymouth train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Plymouth station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Plymouth is 228 miles. It takes approximately 3h 56m to drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Plymouth.

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Flybe offers flights from London Gatwick Airport to Newquay Airport.

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